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Dirty Projectors: Keep Your Name After teasing us about new music for the first time in seemingly forever, Dirty Projectors (the project of producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist David Longstreth) has released a new track: the strange and wonderful...
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Cacao in E Major: An Immersive Symphony of Chocolate Synethesia
There's a tangible link between a great meal and the sensation of happiness. We are all aware of this. But what can one expect from a feast, or more accurately a food experience, dedicated to stimulating cross-modal happiness first and foremost...
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CH Global Spin: Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels
by Karen Day Do you know what a serpent chandelier sounds like? Or, perhaps more importantly, did you know that a serpent chandelier is a tuba-esque wind instrument? It's surprising encounters like these that make exploring Brussels’ Musical Instruments...
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Limited Edition Gold Daft Punk Vinyl
Toilet Paper Magazine, Daft Punk and The Vinyl Factory have come together for a highly covetable collectible. Made in an edition of 1000, the French duo's 1995 tracks "Da Funk" and "Teachers" (both from the iconic Homework album) have been rerecorded...
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M83: Go! (Animal Collective / Deakin Remix) "Go!" from M83's 2016 album Junk has just been remixed by Deakin from Animal Collective and it takes the already slightly oddball track featuring Mai Lan and creates an atmospheric, spacey soundscape. A...
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Gabriel Garzón-Montano: Trial
Brooklyn-based Gabriel Garzón-Montano (whose "6 8" was sampled in Drake's "Jungle") has just released "Trial," a gorgeous but solemn track and video in which the singer/songwriter/producer wonders about ambition and the future. Befitting the somber...
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Psychic Twin: Hopeless
From the album Strange Diary, Psychic Twin's "Hopeless" is an upbeat and melodic—but slightly maudlin—track that was apparently written as "a personal lullaby." The artist (aka Erin Fein) offers gentle vocals on the tune, which contrastingly features...
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Premiere: Brenn + Cesar Remix Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat"
After years entrenched in the Parisian house music scene, brothers Brenn and Cesar moved their DJ act stateside (and launched a successful club night series, Lastlight). Appropriately named Brenn & Cesar, the group debuts here their first single...
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Carly Rae Jepsen: Emotion Side B It will come as no surprise that Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION Side B (a collection of eight songs that didn't make it onto her powerhouse 2015 album) is an '80s-influenced delight. Available to stream on Apple Music...
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Cashmere Cat feat. The Weeknd: Wild Love
Two CH favorites, Cashmere Cat and The Weeknd, have teamed up for a dreamy collaboration and it's a sexy, soulful delight. Also featuring Francis and the Lights, "Wild Love" was first teased at by Cashmere Cat and has since leaked in full. It lives...
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The Avalanches "Since I Left You" Vinyl Reissue
The Avalanches' first record Since I Left You, released in 2000, famously features a whopping 3,500 samples. With slightly fewer samples, the band's second record came out this year, but—much to the delight of fans—the Australian group also reissued...
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1. 1,007 Dancing Robots Set Guinness World Record Sometimes one isn't aware of Guinness World Record categories until they've been broken. This just might be the case surrounding the 1,007 dancing robots that took the title of "most robots dancing...
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Flume + Jonathan Zawada Pop-Up in LA
The artwork of Jonathan Zawada lives on your computer hard drive and—if you still buy CDs—on your bookshelf, too. The Perth, Australia-raised (now LA-based) multimedia artist has been regularly commissioned to create album covers for largely electronic...
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Digging into the Details of the New Sonos Flagship Store
After more than 18 months in development, Sonos has opened their first-ever retail store—and to call it that would be insulting to the head-to-toe custom-made experience that it is. The skylit space at 101 Greene Street in NYC's SoHo neighborhood has...
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Miguel: How Many
Written in just a few hours in response to a harrowing week of violence against black people in the USA, Miguel released the beautifully minimal "How Many." The chilling synth-soul track gets straight to the point: the first line is "I'm tired of seeing...
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Noise Patterns by Tristan Perich
Sound artist Tristan Perich has long been interested in stripping art down to an elemental level to explore randomness and order (catch his drawing machine in this 2006 Cool Hunting video). To listen to his 2004-2005 album1-Bit Music, one plugged...
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Kero Kero Bonito: Break Light-hearted London-based trio Kero Kero Bonito have composed this summer's go-to lounging anthem. "Break" finds Sarah Midori Perry switching between English and Japanese lyrics at her own whim, at a soothing, lazy tempo...
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1. Impeccable Concept Car Designs that Failed After Production Always the showstopper at auto shows, concept cars allow designers to present the purest form of an upcoming vehicle before rules and regulations water down its design. In the case...
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Beck: Wow
Coming 20 years after his album Odelay, Beck's new song "Wow" takes you by surprise (did anyone else flashback to Leslie Carter's manufactured one hit wonder "Like Wow"). Whether he's writing folk rock or Rick and Morty-influenced dance tunes like...
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The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra
A casual 16 years since their wondrous debut record Since I Left You, Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches have released their first single from the highly anticipated second album—called Wildflower—which finally has a confirmed release date...
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Braids: Joni Montreal-based three-piece Braids is making some of the most intricate electronic pop we've heard: take "Joni" where Raphaelle Standell-Preston's voice snaps and stretches, yelps and exhales—setting the pace for the ricochets of synth...
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1. The Origins of Monopoly's Iconic Playing Pieces Ever wonder how such random items as a shoe, thimble, wheelbarrow and battleship became the playing pieces of possibly the most iconic board game in history? According to Cool Material, their...
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